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Friday, November 11, 2011

Friday November 11, John 16.23-28

John 16.23-28

23On that day you will ask nothing of me. Very truly, I tell you, if you ask anything of the Father in my name, he will give it to you. 24Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be complete. 25“I have said these things to you in figures of speech. The hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figures, but will tell you plainly of the Father. 26On that day you will ask in my name. I do not say to you that I will ask the Father on your behalf; 27for the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God.

28I came from the Father and have come into the world; again, I am leaving the world and am going to the Father.”

Thoughts:  Just when you think the Gospel of John has helped clear up the relationship of the Son to the Father you get a passage like this and your head begins to hurt a bit.  At least mine does.  Here Jesus is reminding us of the intimate connection of God the Father and God the Son...and now of those whom are caught up in this love and intimately connected to God as well.   Some say that Christianity at its base is a relationship.  A relationship within the Godhead itself and a relationship between God and us. 
Questions:  I have to laugh when Jesus says that he is about done speaking in figures of speech--Amen!  But it got me thinking, what one clarifying question would I want to ask Jesus?  Why not ask it in prayer?

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